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Phytotechnology: Emerging Trends

 
M. Daniel (Author) Arun Arya (Author)
Synopsis

This book highlights the rapidly expanding horizons of Plant Sciences. The conventional aspects of Botany remain the backbone of this subject, but the growing population and environmental compulsions urge man to explore new avenues to tackle the problems of society. Most of these areas, which are interdisciplinary in nature and provide new and better solutions, are pursued vigourously by researchers in Plant Sciences. Medicinal plants including Nutraceuticals, Biofuels, Natural Dyes, Biofertilisers, Biopesticides, Plant propagation methods including Tissue culture, Plant Genomics, Proteomics, Climate change and Remote sensing techniques inclusive of GIS are some of the such emerging areas focused in this book. The present book contains a good number of scientific articles penned by expert researchers in all these fields. Since researches in these areas are pursued in many of the Research centers and Universities, this book will be a valuable and essential reference book for one and all who are interested in these subjects.

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About the authors

M. Daniel

Prof. Mammen Daniel is presently the Head, Department of Botany of the maharaja Sayajirao university of Baroda, Vadodara. He obtained M.Sc. from Kerala University and Ph.D. from M.S. University. An acclaimed authority on Phytochemistry and herbal technology, he has authored seven books and more than 110 research publications. His other areas of research interest are Taxonomy, Allelopathy and Phytoalexins.

Arun Arya

Dr. Arun Arya got his basic training in Mycology and Plant Pathology from University of Allahabad under the guidance of Prof. Bihari Lal. He started his career as Lecturer in Microbiology in Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar in 1985. Working at present as Reader in Botany, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara has a vast experience of teaching at graduate and post graduate levels. He has published 71 research papers dealing with Fungal taxonomy, physiology, pathology and biodeterioration. He is a popular science writer, and has also published a book on Tropical Fruits: Diseases and Pests. Recipient of Young Scientist award from DST, New Delhi. Dr. Arya has presented his findings at XV International Botanical Congress at Yokohama, Japan. He is Fellow of Indian Botanical Society and Indian Phyto-pathological Society.

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Bibliographic information

Title Phytotechnology: Emerging Trends
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2012
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172337964
length x+370p., Illustrations; Some Colour; 25cm.